Melinda and Melinda
Interesting premise: the same story told two ways simultaneously, as a drama and as a comedy. This is very much a Woody Allen movie, and this time Woody stays behind the camera and gives his role to the versatile Will Ferrell. All of Will’s lines are classic Woody! Radha Mitchell plays both Melindas, and she really delineates the characters. She’s one to watch, I know we’ll be seeing a lot of this actress. Amanda Peet is delightful, as always, as Will’s wife, a film director. The comedy version was superior to the drama version. I think it’s more difficult for Woody to play it straight. So many of the lines in the drama were melodramatic – it was a little over the top.